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March 26, 2014   (24 comments)
Carlos Madness at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
March Madness is in full swing at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario as the Indians pack up Goodyear and head to Oakland for opening day. At the center of the insanity, Carlos Santana was named the starting 3rdbaseman over Lonnie Chisenhall & Carlos Carrasco was named the #5 starter over Josh Tomlin. Join Jim Pete as he takes a close look at dos Carlos, and throws a pre-cursory look at the AL Central in 2014.
 
March 26, 2014   (14 comments)
Indians finalize Opening Day 25-man roster
It was final roster decision day inside the Indians locker room Wednesday. The Tribe announced that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has made the Opening Day 25-man roster, winning the final spot in the starting rotation. They also finalized the last few spots on the roster.
 
March 26, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 25th
The Indians squared off with the Reds on Tuesday with all games split between the two complexes in Goodyear. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game. Bryan LaHair has a big game at Columbus, Nellie Rodriguez has a much needed big showing and more!
 
March 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Carrasco named fifth starter, Tomlin to Columbus
On Wednesday morning the Indians named Carlos Carrasco as the fifth starter and optioned Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus. They also announced that Blake Wood and Scott Atchison made the team as the final bullpen options.
 
March 26, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 Key Players: Corey Kluber
The Indians starting pitching staff will be trying to fill two significant holes left by the defections of Scott Kazmir and Ubaldo Jimenez. While Danny Salazar fills one of those spots, and some combination of Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin will try to fill the other, it’s Corey Kluber who will slot behind Justin Masterson and be tasked with helping him carry the rotation. It’s an amazing rise Kluber has undergone to get to this point, and the IBI's Michael Goodman talks about his key role for the team this season.
 
March 26, 2014   (32 comments)
Storylines: Francona names Santana regular third baseman
In a somewhat surprising move (yet not surprising at the same time), Carlos Santana will be manning the hot corner for the Tribe. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the big news out of Cleveland, the Rangers looking to patch up their roster after injuries, and more.
 
March 25, 2014   (9 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: A secret weapon in the bullpen
The bullpen has been one of the more interesting topics of discussion this spring with several viable candidates coming into camp for only a few openings. All of the candidates offer unique qualities as pitchers, but Blake Wood possesses a kind of talent that could lengthen the bullpen even more. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he explains how the hard-throwing right-hander could become a vital part of the Tribe bullpen in 2014.
 
March 25, 2014   (3 comments)
Santana named starting third baseman, Giambi makes roster
Indians manager Terry Francona announced on Tuesday that Carlos Santana will be the club's regular third baseman to start the season.
 
March 25, 2014   (6 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 24th
The Indians squared off with the Cubs on Monday, with Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron going to Mesa and High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County playing in Goodyear. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game. Names like Mejia, Fink, Kime, Roberts and others all shined on the day!
 
March 25, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Second Basemen
On Sunday we kicked off our positional rankings with a look at the first basemen in the Indians system, and today we continue on with the ranking of all of the second basemen. The middle infield is an area that the Indians are strong at as almost every second baseman can play anywhere in the infield, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria ranks them all and provides scouting reports and additional information as well.
 
March 25, 2014   (4 comments)
Carrasco and the long ball lead Indians past Reds, 8-3
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver once said, "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals and three-run homers." The Indians had a little bit of everything working for them Monday in the rubber-match against the Cincinnati Reds. Solid starting pitching, sound defense and three home runs lead the Tribe past Cincy, 8-3. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from Monday's contest.
 
March 25, 2014   (5 comments)
MLB Storylines: Lester, Red Sox set deadline for extension
Opening Day in Oakland is less than a week away! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Red Sox and Jon Lester setting a deadline for a contract extension, Tom Hamilton watches his son in the booth, the Indians make numerous roster moves, and more.
 
March 24, 2014   (10 comments)
Morgan, Chisenhall make roster, other moves announced
The Indians made several roster announcements on Monday morning as outfielder Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, Nyjer Morgan and Lonnie Chisenhall were named to the opening day roster, Aaron Harang was released and more.
 
March 24, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 Goodyear Notebook: March 23rd
It is hard to believe that in less than a week players will be reporting to one of the Indians four full season affiliates. At this time next week players will have traded in the warm sun in Arizona for the cold of Ohio and (hopeful) warmth of Carolina. The next few days figures to be a wild and crazy time in minor league camp as rosters are finalized and players are released, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some news and insights on some players who are injured, some more retirements, and some intriguing developments he has seen in camp the last few days.
 

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